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Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Charlottesville fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2018 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Virginia rate. The unemployment rate in Charlottesville peaked in February 2010 at 6.8% and is now 4.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Charlottesville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Virginia 3.2% -0.1 -0.6
Charlottesville 2.7% -0.2 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Charlottesville, Virginia, National

Charlottesville, Virginia monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Charlottesville peaked in February 2010 at 7,478. There are now 4,193 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Charlottesville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Charlottesville, Virginia) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Charlottesville 3,285 -272 -708

Number of Unemployed Persons

Charlottesville, Virginia Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Virginia
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployment Rate
Charlottesville
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 3.2% 2.7% 3,285
April
2018
3.9% 3.3% 2.9% 3,557
March
2018
4.1% 3.4% 2.9% 3,575
February
2018
4.1% 3.5% 2.9% 3,527
January
2018
4.1% 3.6% 3.1% 3,745
December
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.2% 3,787
November
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.2% 3,813
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.2% 3,778
September
2017
4.2% 3.6% 3.2% 3,826
August
2017
4.4% 3.7% 3.3% 3,922
July
2017
4.3% 3.7% 3.3% 3,938

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.